Challenging Fronteras reflects an important new wave of research that moves beyond sweeping generalizations that treat Latinos as a monolithic cultural group. This anthology focuses on the diversity of Latino experiences by providing historical specificity and cutting-edge research that employs the conceptual and analytical tools of social science. Contributors, selected from leading researchers in Latino Studies, include Patricia Zavella, Suzanne Oboler, Alejandro Portes, Clara Rodriquez, Marta Tienda, Nestor Rodriquez, and others.
needs the spanish 5 i; 12 a and i PART ONE CONCEPTUALIZING THE LATINO EXPERIENCE 1 Candace Nelson and Marta Tienda-- The Structuring of Hispanic Ethnicity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 2 Suzanne Oboler "So Far From God, so Close to the United States": The Roots of Hispanic Homogenization 3 J. Jorge Klor de Alva The Invention of Ethnic Origins and The Negotiation of Latino Identity, 1969-1981 PART TWO IMMIGRATION: COMING FROM THE AMERICAS 4 Nora Hamilton and Norma Stoltz Chinchilla -- Central American Migration: A Framework for Analysis 5 Clara E. Rodriguez -- A Summary of Puerto Rican Migration of the United States 6 Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo -- The History of Mexican Undocumented Settlement in the United States 7 Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick -- A Repeat Performance? The Nicaraguan Exodus PART THREE RECONSTRUCTING ETHNIC IDENTITIES 8 Luis E. Guarnizo -- Los Dominicanyorks: The Making of a Binational Society 9 Juan Flores -- "Que Assimilated, Brother, Yo Soy Asimilao": The Structuring of Puerto Rican Identity in the U.S. 10 Patricia Zavella -- Reflections on Diversity Among Chicanas 11 Mary Romero -- Life as the Maid's Daughter: An Exploration of Race, Class and Gender PART FOUR PAID AND UNPAID WORK: NEGOTIATING GENDER RELATIONS 12 M. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Anna M. Garcia -- Power Surrendered, Power Restored: The Politics of Work and Family Among 13 Scott Coltrane and Elsa O. Valdez -- Reluctant Compliance: Work-Family Role Allocation in Dual-Earner Chicano Families 14 Terry A. Repack -- New Roles in a New Landscape PART FIVE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL RESTRUCTURING 15 Alex Stepick and Guillermo Grenier with Steve Morris and Debbie Draznin -- Brothers in Wood 16 Max J. Castro -- The Politics of Language in Miami 17 Nestor P. Rodriguez and Jacqueline Maria Hagan -- Apartment Restructuring and Latino Immigrant Tenant Struggles: A Case Study of Human Agency